Huawei is expected to be announcing their upcoming P8 handset in the next couple of weeks, which is slated to be their 2015 flagship smartphone. This device is expected to come with some decently powerful hardware and specifications and if the previous leaks of the design are an indication of what the phone will actually look like, customers may be in for a treat. According to some new leaks this afternoon, Huawei may also be preparing to launch a more entry-level version of the P8 alongside the original model, appropriately called the Huawei P8 Lite.
The device is allegedly shown off in new leaked images today which are claimed to be the “first official renders from a European distributor.” The leaks also mention that the device will be set at a cost of around 250 Euros and that it will support Dual-SIM slots. In contrast to leaks we’ve seen for the Huawei P8, the Huawei P8 Lite as it’s called looks to be much of the same when it comes to the design, albeit from a small difference in the placement of the rear LED-flash, which sits to the right of the camera in today’s renders, whereas the flash sits to the left of the rear-facing camera in the leaked images of the Huawei P8 that had shown up on the certification website Tenna just yesterday morning.
While the device design looks the same, being a Lite version would mean that Huawei would be placing lower-end hardware inside of the device. Tenna’s listing yesterday of the Huawei P8 mentions a 5.2-inch 1080p display with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and Android 5.0 Lollipop all powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core processor, as well as a rumor stating it would come equipped with a fingerprint scanner. Since there is no way of knowing whether or not these renders are official, the details regarding actual specifications can’t be confirmed. If Huawei does plan to offer a more affordable version of the Huawei P8 however, certain hardware like the screen resolution, RAM, camera quality, and screen size could be scaled back to meet the cost target. They could also choose to leave out the fingerprint scanner that has been rumored to come with the Huawei P8, although that in itself is just a rumor, so the P8 may not have a fingerprint scanner either.